About Us

About Us

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Manchester House is a family owned and operated five (all private rooms) bed assisted living, on 3.5 acres in Derwood Maryland. It is a level 3 facility, licensed by Montgomery County Health and Human Services and by the Maryland Office of Healthcare Quality. Our Management Team is comprised of a nurse practitioner, a registered nurse and a healthcare administrator. We provide well-trained and experienced caregivers who are supervised by registered nurses.

A Thoughtful Approach

The difference isn't what we do. The difference is in how we do it.  Our Nurses will take the time to get to know you. By coordinating with you, your family, and your physicians, we are able to identify your needs and develop an individualized care plan tailored for you.

Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team is relentless in pursuing what is best for our clients. They have the tenacity to advocate for you and the experience to back it up.


Provide residents with an unsurpassed level of personalized care that enhances both physical and emotional well-being. 


Committed to being the premier provider in Maryland, of quality services that exceeds the needs of our residents. 

What You Need To Know

Our workers are thoroughly screened. The screening process includes but is not limited to:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Random Drug Screening
  • Previous Employment Verification
  • Personal Reference Check
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination

All care is provided at the facility. Residents are allowed to have their own doctors, but there is a Nurse Practitioner who does house visits.

Our Management Team

Sonia Smith

Sonia has been working in the health care field for three decades. She began her career at Bethesda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, (Now Manor Care Health Services - Chevy Chase) and has worked at some of the most prominent facilities in the DC metropolitan area as a direct caregiver. She has also taken many private duty cases in the DC area, where she developed a reputation for compassionate care. Her level of excellence in patient care led to her being acknowledged in the book, ‘Nurse, A World of Care,’ (authored by Peter Jaret, foreword by President Jimmy Carter.) Sonia has a BA in Education and a B.Sc. in Healthcare Administration.

Kristene Smith

Kristene is a Nurse Practitioner with a very extensive and diverse background. She has worked in critical care, cardiac and mental health nursing. She obtained both her BSN (in 2007) and MSN (in 2013) degrees from the University of Maryland. She received her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner credentials in 2022.

Ms. Smith is a delegating nurse /case manager authorized to teach the Certified Medication Technician course in Maryland.

Kevin Smith

Kevin obtained his bachelor’s in nursing from Towson University in 2014. Prior to becoming a nurse, Kevin worked as a pharmaceutical sales rep for Merck. He discovered his passion and love for nursing and helping others while his younger brother was in the hospital. Kevin’s natural ability to comfort and care for others while they are sick was pointed out to him during this time. He is presently pursuing his master's degree in mental health.